This is how I got 10 minutes to sweep the kitchen floor. I sat her in her chair with two small bowls, some sugar puffs and a spoon, and showed her transferring between bowls. She was engrossed. Sure, some of them went in her mouth, and some of them went on the floor, but that just meant this next. … [Read more...] about Montessori moment.
Despite appearances to the contrary, given that we home educate, I'm not actually anti school per se. I'm just not sure I can see the point of it. And I think that there are an awful lot of ppl with similar sneaky suspicions out there, who are using school and just wondering if... So let's break … [Read more...] about School, huh, yeah, what is it good for?
another year is done. Another year is over and now you are one. I can't believe it's been a year. This was the first day. (It's possible I was a little tired.) Couple of weeks on. First Christmas. … [Read more...] about Once around the sun
declared Small this evening. He'd been asking for Brown Beaver's phone number, and I wanted to know why he wanted it. He said that not everything had a why, and I said I thought it did. His response was that there was no why that the earth started, and I have to admit, I had no comeback on that … [Read more...] about Not everything has a why…
First day of the new system, it appears that the children had a rather different idea to how it was going to work than I did. Our system doesn't involve boxes per child prestacked with work - I'm nowhere near that organised, and I doubt I ever will be. Instead their boxes have pictures that they've … [Read more...] about cause and effect or bribery and punishment?